Record-wise, the 2013 Los Angeles Angels are on pace to be the worst team that Mike Scioscia has ever managed in the majors.
Consequently, Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports tweeted that either Scioscia or general manager Jerry Dipoto will likely be relieved of their duties this offseason. "Philosophical differences" between the two have hindered team success, he added.
Who actually is most to blame for this franchise's nightmarish erosion? Is it Scioscia, Dipoto or someone else entirely?
The Angels entered this season under championship-or-bust pressure, but enter Friday night at a putrid 55-71 overall. They could be mathematically eliminated from October baseball within the next couple of weeks.
Countless factors contributed to this tragedy but none more so than these five.